- Place the pitted dates in a bowl, cover with hot water and soak for 15 minutes. Drain well, squeezing or pressing the dates to remove excess water. It’s ok if they’re wet when you add them to the recipe, just make sure any excess water has been drained off.
- Add the nuts to a food processor and blend for 30-45 seconds on high until broken down into a coarse, grainy flour. If there are a few large pieces left behind that’s ok.
- Add the apple rings and blend until they’re broken down and incorporated into the nuts.
- Add the soaked dates and the rest of the ingredients and process into a thick, sticky dough.
- Use your hands to roll the dough into 15 balls.
- Option to combine equal parts coconut sugar and cinnamon and either roll the balls in it or give them a light dusting.
- Store the balls in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.
Dates need to be fresh and moist to hold the balls together. If they’re very dry and hard, soak in very hot water for 20 minutes and then drain before using.
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 118
- Fat: 6 g
- Carbohydrates: 16 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 1 g
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